This is an archived release.
Stable retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.2 per cent from July to August this year.
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales in non-specialised stores, which mainly consist of grocery stores, increased by 0.7 per cent from July to August this year. Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores, like building materials, electrical household appliances and furniture rose by 0.6 per cent, while retail sale of information and communication equipment had a decline of 4.4 per cent from July to August.
The non-adjusted volume index increased by 0.4 per cent from August 2008 to August 2009. In the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, increased 1.5 per cent.
From August last year to August this year, the value index rose by 2.0 per cent, and the value index excluding petrol stations increased by 3.0 per cent.
|August 2009||Per cent|
September 2007-August 2008-
September 2008-August 2009
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||116.2||0.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||119.3||0.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||119.2||0.4||-0.4||-0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||121.7||1.5||0.2||0.2|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding motor vehicles||125.5||2.0||1.4||1.1|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding motor vehicles and petrol||125.5||3.0||2.1||2.1|
- Table 1 Retail sales. Index of value. 2005=100
- Table 2 Retail sales. Index of volume. Unadjusted 2005=100
- Table 3 Retail sales. Index of volume. Seasonally adjusted 2005=100
- Table 4 Retail sales value index. Exclude value added tax. August 2009. 2005=100
- Table 5 Petrol stations, turnover statistics
- Table 6 Petrol stations, turnover statistics. 2008 and January-August 2009. NOK 1 000